2017 Best Blocks Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Margaret River
Vintage & Varietal: 2017 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaker's Notes: Our best blocks of Sauvignon Blanc were harvested in late February and the Semillon in early March in the cool of the night. The grapes were crushed and lightly pressed under inert conditions to avoid any extraction of harsh phenolics and oxidation. The juice was clarified, warmed and inoculated for ferment. Approximately 10% of the Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc juice was transferred to a combination of new and old French barriques for fermentation. A combination of yeasts were used to enhance the varietal characters and to produce fresh, fruity, clean wines. The ferments were held at a cool 14°C (a little higher for the oaked portion). Fermentation lasted an average of 14 days. Once settled the wines in stainless steel were racked off gross lees while the barrel component was allowed to age on lees for four months. The individual components were then assessed and blended. The blend was given a light fining before being filtered and prepared for bottling.
Oak: 10% barrel fermented in 2 year old French oak barriques.
Cellar: Drink now or cellar for up to 2 years.
Aroma: Lifted fruit aromas of green apple, rich passion fruit, lemon citrus and spice, are perfectly layered with delicate aromas of freshly cut grass and crisp green snow peas and green capsicum.
Palate: A medium bodied wine with ample flavour and fruit intensity. Fleshy passionfruit and melon is supported with a fresh green apple acidity. Hints of lemongrass on the front palate and spicy nougat oak on the back, this wine is clean and lively with well-balanced complexity.
Food Pairing: Asian style prawn ravioli with shredded, stir fried vegetables in a lemongrass and turmeric broth
Standard Drinks: 7.4
Case Size: 6